USC responds to final NCAA Decision
The University of South Carolina has received the final decision from the NCAA regarding allegations against the Athletics' program.
The Committee agreed the penalties self-imposed by the University in its response to the Notice of Allegations were appropriate. The Committee's decision states:
"The committee decided not to impose more stringent sanctions in this case, including a postseason ban because: i) the cooperation exhibited by the institution went beyond its obligations under [NCAA Bylaws]; ii) the violations were limited in scope; iii) the institution self-imposed significant penalties and; iv) there was no unethical conduct in this case."
"The University regrets the past actions and decisions by individuals that resulted in violations of NCAA legislation," Eric Hyman, USC director of Athletics said. "We are pleased, however, that the Committee on Infractions found the corrective actions we have taken and the penalties we have self-imposed reflect the University's commitment to full compliance with NCAA rules."
"We appreciate the Committee on Infractions' thoughtful consideration of our case, " Dr. Harris Pastides, USC president, said. "This experience has strengthened our compliance office and our resolve to ensure that our athletics program operates in full compliance with NCAA legislation."
A copy of the full NCAA decision can be found at NCAA.org.
USC Responds to NCAA Notice of Allegations
Columbia, SC — University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides announced today that the University has sent its official response to the NCAA regarding its "Notice of Allegations."
"We continue to work in full cooperation with the NCAA on this very serious matter," Pastides said. "As an institution, we established self-imposed penalties and Implemented corrective actions."
The University is scheduled to appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions in February.
Due to the voluminous nature of the exhibits, the University is still in the process of redacting privacy information as required by federal law. The exhibits that are ready for review are posted below.
- Exhibit 49
- Exhibit 51
- Exhibit 53
- Exhibit 54
- Exhibit 55
- Exhibit 56
- Exhibit 57
- Exhibit 58
- Exhibit 60
- Exhibit 62
- Exhibit 63
- Exhibit 65
- Exhibit 66
- Exhibit 67
- Exhibit 68
- Exhibit 69
USC Receives Official NCAA Notice
Columbia, SC – University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides announced today that the University has received a “Notice of Allegations” from the NCAA. The notice chronicles the results of a cooperative investigation that began in late summer 2010 and with full assistance from the University.
“The University will review the notice and respond accordingly. I assure you that we will continue to take all aspects of this investigation very seriously,” Pastides said. “We are prepared to continue to work with the NCAA to resolve any issues.”
“We have and will continue to cooperate fully with the NCAA in all aspects of their review,” said Athletics Director Eric Hyman. “Any pertinent information from the NCAA that can help us strengthen our athletics program will be used as an opportunity to make positive change.”
The University will respond to the NCAA by Dec. 14, 2011.